Junetta Everett says her hero is Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a segregated city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, helped spark the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
"She took a bold step, and that was leadership," said Everett, vice president of Professional Relations at Delta Dental of Kansas. "She didn't even realize it. She didn't know that she was going to be making history.
"However, she took a bold step in leadership … [and] took a stand that changed the life and added a path for so many of us."